Star Trek: Prodigy

Season 1
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A group of teenagers steal a derelict Starfleet vessel and use it to explore the galaxy.
Starring
Bonnie GordonBrett GrayElla Purnell
Genres
Kids
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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  1. 1. Lost & Found, Parts 1 & 2
    October 27 2021
    46min
    TV-Y7
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Exiled on a mining colony outside Federation space, a group of lawless teens discover a derelict Starfleet ship. Dal must gather an unlikely crew for their newfound ship if they are going to escape Tars Lamora.
  2. 3. Starstruck
    December 16 2021
    24min
    TV-Y7
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Even with the guidance of their hologram advisor Janeway, the crew of The Protostar is tested when their ship is on a dangerous cosmic collision course.
  3. 4. Dreamcatcher
    November 10 2021
    24min
    TV-Y7
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The crew has their first away mission on an undiscovered planet that manifests their deepest desires, only to realize the planet has desires of its own.
  4. 5. Terror Firma
    November 17 2021
    23min
    TV-Y7
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Marooned on a deadly planet, the crew must work together with their captive Gwyn to stay alive.... except the planet isn't the only thing in pursuit.
  5. 6. Kobayashi
    January 5 2022
    24min
    TV-Y7
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As Gwyn struggles to find her role aboard the Protostar, Dal tests his leadership skills in the newly discovered holodeck.
  6. 7. First Con-tact
    January 12 2022
    24min
    TV-Y7
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    When a mentor from Dal's past persuades him to use their Federation cover for personal gain, they quickly discover Starfleet has protocols for a reason.
  7. 8. Time Amok
    January 19 2022
    24min
    TV-Y7
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    When The Protostar is fractured in time by an anomaly, Hologram Janeway must synchronize the disjointed crew and save their ship before it destructs.

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  1. Bonus: Star Trek: Prodigy | Teaser Trailer | Paramount+
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    September 8 2021
    56sec
    TV-Y7
    Audio languages
    English
    Watch the Teaser Trailer for the new animated Nickelodeon series, Star Trek: Prodigy, which debuted during the Star Trek Universe panel at Comic-Con@Home 2021.
  2. Bonus: Star Trek: Prodigy | Official Trailer | Paramount+
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    September 8 2021
    2min
    TV-Y7
    Audio languages
    English
    Watch the Official Trailer for the new animated Nickelodeon series, Star Trek: Prodigy, which debuted during the Star Trek: Prodigy panel at Star Trek Day 2021.

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Directors
Ben Hibon
Producers
Aaron Baiers
Season year
2022
Network
CBS
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3.9 out of 5 stars

71 global ratings

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  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 7% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 15% of reviews have 1 stars
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MassachusettsReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Promising as long the writers keep out the Political correctness agender.
My first impression was it is pretty to look at. Most shows usually never get all things right in its first episode, but for Star Trek: Prodigy, I think it was good for a first episode. However, at times it felt like I was watching a beautiful animation and not "Star Trek." There are times, you hear or see something familiar, like the Communicator Badge which reminded me I was still watching a Star Trek show.

It is a Nickelodeon production, so one cannot expect an in-depth writing and dialog like engineer Geordi La Forge working with the ship's computer. This one is geared towards kids and family. (And I hope they keeps it family friendly)

Being a family and kids production, it is a hit-and-miss, considering virtually everything on TV nowadays is somehow made to brainwashed your children, but for now, I don't think Star Trek: Prodigy is heading in that direction, and that's good.

The bad is, writers, directors and producers somehow always think they need to make Star Trek more appeasing to the newer generation. If you are true to your storyline, your fanbase will grow without you compromising the essence of the show.

Moving on, spoiler alert, it was nice to see Captain Janeway, on the “ship.” However, it felt odd for the role she had to play, at least for now. She needs a respectable role, to say the least. It is animation, you can do virtually anything. So, it’ll be good to see her taking on a more unique role and not like an EMH.

The show is promising, but more Star Trek related “things” should be added, kids are smart, and one thing Star Trek does is it stimulates the viewer’s mind. So, to the writers, don’t watered it down.

The Kazon – a species in the Star Trek world was mentioned, hmm. Speaking Trek world now . . . The Kazon is from another system, so does that mean the Federation is now in the Delta quadrant, or there is now a way to travel faster between the Delta quadrant and the Alpha quadrant? (Where Earth is located) I hope the writers are aware of that and just not picking and throwing names out there. So far the crew working on this did a good job.

And as previously mentioned, it is so pretty to look at, it makes you wonder, could we see another Star Trek like it. Why not? Imagine there is a pending threat from the Delta quadrant, and the Federation is working together to prevent this threat, and what better way is there than the Federation reaching out to the Voyager crew who been there for years, but are now home living their lives doing their own thing.

Imagine an opening episode, wherein someone is trying to find and get all of the Voyager crew back together again, to lead an armada of ships back into the Delta quadrant to neutralize the problem at its root. Overtime their number decrease until it is just the crew of Voyager from where it all started.

Anyhow, back to Star Trek: Prodigy review, it is promising as long it is not used as a political correctness indoctrination.
10 people found this helpful
John M. DlugoszReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Animation, Real Trek
My wife commented that this kind of animated show is better than real people! The animated characters can seriously act. Besides the ability to portray aliens better than a person in a rubber mask, I think this kind of carefully chosen not-quite-realism can be used to provide a "more than real" impressionistic view of a scene. What would seem to be over acting or old fashioned stylized postures would be silly and campy in live action, but, like in a graphic novel, can be used in this medium without drawing undue attention. I think it's akin to how a painting shows what you see rather than being photorealistic, and how impressionism can convey imagery without seeming fake.
I hope the animation quality continues for the rest of the season.
It's too early to tell much about the overall story: this was really just an opening act. But, it's a serious story and not something that would appeal only to little kids. In fact, the only thing about it that makes it seem aimed at a young audience is that nobody was seriously hurt or killed, which is actually rather conspicuous in a slave labor camp where the "unwanted" are worked to death at "the rim" or suffer from dangerous working conditions in the mines.
What do I mean by "Real Trek"? Not Discovery season 1; not the Kelvin timeline/Abramsverse. Of course, this is not set in the Federation, so it's too soon to know if they'll be true to cannon when the show touches on things we already know. But it's overtly set in the same universe as Voyager.
10 people found this helpful
Chuck P.Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Tries Too Hard
As a Star Trek fan I wanted to like Prodigy. The graphics are good, the story is "okay" and I see potential for the show. I was getting a Star Wars Rebels vibe that I was liking, but as soon as "Mother Janeway" showed up, how does that work? Rather than being young adventurers seeking out and exploring and "rebelling" we have what looks like will be a hologram mom with her kids show? The second episode may change my mind, but for now: 2 stars.
8 people found this helpful
lighten_up_alreadyReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well, that was better than I thought it would be.
I'm an old Star Trek fan back to TOS in the 60's, and I've kept up with every Star Trek since. I expected this to be horrendous after watching a trailer that had these characters talking in a vocabulary seemingly intended for smart eight-year-olds, and the character designs looked like something aimed at children.

Thankfully I was wrong. The animation is beautiful, and the pilot generated enough interest in the characters and their world to make me want to come back for more. The image of Captain Janeway in the promotional images made me fear the worst, but it turned out to be no big deal (I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen the series yet.)

So, if you're a Trek fan, and especially if you already subscribe to a channel or streaming service so that you can see it for no out-of-pocket expense, it's worth giving a try.
7 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Start, Could become GREAT with CAREFUL HANDLING.
Prodigy is off to a good start. The animation is interesting, and the characters, though "alien" are mostly familiar names from either the multiple shows or the novels. Of course this first show is the set up for the whole series: a group of prisoners escapes from captivity in an abandoned ship. Once on board the ship, the young prisoners suddenly are able to understand each other-and realize it is because of --a universal translator that only the audience will recognize as a Federation badge. The villain of the show, meanwhile, says he does not want his daughter to learn anything about "this Federation". It ends on a cliffhanger of course. . . This show could become great with CAREFUL handling. It could go either way: downward into silliness or develop into a really fine addition to the Star Trek canon.
4 people found this helpful
Agent LaseraiReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Start
This new Star Trek series starts off with a nice variety of new characters with races that have been introduced at various points either in novel, game or series. Some seem to believe they were invented just for this show but that is actually not the case. The story has promise and I look forward to seeing how they develop it. As with nearly most Star Trek series in its first season I expect a bit of turbulence as they shake down the direction and what essentially works and doesn't work.

Overall, we have a new ship with some yet unexplained latent abilities of her own, a new crew with potential though admittedly rough around the edges and a new story that has only just started.

Like any new star trek series, I am willing to give it a chance to grow. Its far too early to call any sort of solid judgement on the series as a whole as its only on its 3rd episode. I personally will remain optimistic were looking at the birth of a star here. Lets not forget how gorgeous the show looks overall. Very nice.

At the very least, their willing to invest in another Star Trek series. That for me is reason enough to try to lend my support to it at least till season end. This review is my viewpoint of the start. Excellent in my opinion.

For those on the fence, don't just trust any reviews be it negative or positive even if its from experts or amateurs. View it for yourself and make up your own mind. You will be glad you did.
4 people found this helpful
thomas boothReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Star "Trek": Prodigy
There is so much to like about this show. The droids, the girl who can control the droids with a wave of the hand, the scary looking alien that's actually friendly but can help in a fight, the little baby alien that can't speak, the droid general, the villain that sounds like he's breathing through scuba equipment (you'll hear it at the end of the 1st episode), the rebels escaping a dark fortress, and the princess and the hero who want nothing to do with each other (it's be neat if they change their minds). Thank god for George Lucas or amazing shows like this wouldn't exist. It is a really great show though.
4 people found this helpful
Douglas Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Main Character is horrible
For the show being written to be a children’s story and for it being very loosely based on Star Trek, I would have liked it if the purple kid had some respect and dignity. He is poorly acted, abusive and down right very badly written. He destroys what otherwise could be a fun adventure. The rest of the cast work and show promise as well as have their acting skills on. Take the purple kid and tone him down a lot and the story will be so much better! Janeway is actually done very well too. Just enough without making it her show. The balance her halodeck character brings is a perfect match to the show.

I do want to say the dad and his robot would fit better in a Star Wars clone wars cartoon. It is not at all a Star Trek universe character nor robot.
2 people found this helpful
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